Yuan Dynasty

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8 06, 2017

What is hemp cloth? Chinese clothing

By |2019-08-09T13:28:23-07:00June 8th, 2017|China, Clothing|4 Comments

Wild hemp plant - for hemp cloth, oil, or medicine Where does hemp grow wild? Before people ever thought of using it for anything, hemp grew wild all over Central Asia, India, and East Asia. It's related to cabbage plants. Probably hemp began to grow near where people lived on its own, without [...]

6 06, 2017

Kublai Khan and the Yuan Dynasty – Mongols in China

By |2019-04-17T10:44:25-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|0 Comments

Kublai Khan of the Yuan Dynasty Who were the Mongols? In 1276 AD, when the Mongols invaded and took over China, they had already been ruling a large empire for about fifty years. Their empire stretched from India and Russia to northern China and Korea. Genghis Khan and the Mongols More about Korea All [...]

6 06, 2017

Medieval China – History

By |2018-04-18T09:53:32-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|1 Comment

A T'ang Dynasty emperor In 220 AD, Han Dynasty China fell apart into three medium-sized kingdoms, so people call this the Three Kingdoms period. In 581 AD, a general named Wen Ti managed to conquer the other two kingdoms and created a new Chinese empire under the Sui dynasty. Wu Ti's son, Yang [...]

5 06, 2017

Yuan Dynasty Architecture – Mongols in China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:27-07:00June 5th, 2017|Architecture, China, Medieval|0 Comments

Yonglegong Taoist temple in Shangxi (1247 AD) When the Mongols conquered China in the 1200s AD, they did not bring in their own architecture, but continued the older Song Dynasty styles. People built many new Buddhist temples, but they also kept on building Taoist temples. The Mongol capital Dadu was near Beijing, and [...]

31 05, 2017

Toregene and Kublai Khan – Mongol Empire History

By |2017-05-31T15:37:25-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

Coin of Toregene Toregene ruled the Mongol Empire for five years. By then she was not in good health - she was about 55 years old. She passed on her power to her son Guyuk in 1246 AD and went into retirement, where she died less than two years later. Mongke Khan [...]